Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Blue Bracelet

Okay . . . I am getting a lot of questions about my blue bracelet, so I thought I should explain it a bit better! J

Several years ago I participated in Beth Moore’s Bible study, "Believing God".  For the duration of the study she asks everyone to wear a blue cord of some kind on their wrist.  The group of gals I was with decided to make pretty bracelets by knotting blue hemp cord and adding a bead or two—I continue to make and wear one today.

The study is based off of Isaiah 43:10:

“You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He.  Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me.”

And the idea behind the blue bracelet is from Numbers 15:37-41:

The Lord also spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue.  And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, in order that you may remember to do all My commandments, and be holy to your God.  I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the Lord your God.”

I have never been to Egypt, but I have seen my share of captivity and can testify to the freedom I’ve found in Jesus Christ:

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.  Galatians 5:1

So my blue bracelet is a constant reminder to me . . .
Whose I am.
Who I am in Christ. 
Who God is and to believe Him, not only IN Him.
I belong to God and not this world, so no envy—jealousy—discontent.
To follow His guidelines for living, not the world’s.
To follow after His heart, not my own.
To be holy, as He is holy.
To not fear, but trust and keep believing (Mark 5:36).

Wearing my bracelet reminds me daily that I am in a Covenant relationship with Yahweh!  My words, my actions, my attitude, my thoughts, my purchases, my dreams and my walk should always be reflecting Jesus.

And this girl needs that visual reminder! J